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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the person with dementia becomes incontinent

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Managing incontinence can be a pivotal point in the breakdown of the caring role, and is a subject carers are sometimes embarrassed to raise. 

Key Points of this Carers Trust guide: 

  • Incontinence is a primary reason for carers looking into residential care.
  • Carers may not seek help regarding continence problems because of embarrassment.
  • Carers will feel more confident about caring if they have access to, information & advice